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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    Can we encourage as many as possible to sign and/or organise petitions - and if possible to attend the "Day of Action" at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday 30th August at 10am.

    If the TTIP goes ahead, as is being discreetly negotiated at present, it will make billions for the US global corporations and ruin our society, economy and environment in the process.

     

     

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  • The new Three Towns Food Network, linking Knighton, Presteigne and Kington to increase local food resilience, will be showing at Knighton Agricultural Show on 30 August (next to the tea tent, with Tene Valley Environmental Group and Knighton Tree Allotments Trust. Read more ...  

  • The 2014 Spring Greens Fair

     

    Bigger, better, bursting with good things green, but still intimate and charming...the 2014 Spring Greens Fair is back this weekend, 3/4 May at the wonderful Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will be there, of course (perennial forest garden plants for sale and adopt-a-plant with free plants for children. This year there will be even more wonderful food, activities, forum discussions, demonstrations, crafts, performace... see it all here:

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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am -1pm

     

    LOCAL PRODUCE inc fresh organic veg, local cheeses, meats, eggs, smokerie, scrummy bites, homemade Indian foods, apple juice ...

    A SPECIAL stall for April from Whitton WI

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Trade talks could give back door entry for GMO crops

Monsanto: not enough demand in Europe, but back door via free trace agreement still possible

 

The news that Monsanto will not be applying for the approval of new GM seeds in Europe because of low demand and public opposition sounds encouraging. (see article: 
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14875).  
However, Monsanto still has 11 current applications for GMOs including the maize MON810, which is due for re-registration, plus 46 applications for GMOs for import as food and animal feed. For any future applications, there is an easier route to get GMOs into Europe: Monsanto will be participating in free trade negotiations with the European Commission on 18 June.

The talks will address the lifting of trade barriers and the mutual recognition of standards. So the US will insist on by-passing EU labelling laws for GM products. They will also insist on automatic approval of GM crops. This will ensure GM companies rapid market access in Europe. We need to keep up the pressure on our MEPs to tell the Commission to keep GMOs firmly off the table in these talks.

More info:

http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php?option=com_dategroup

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